Author Depicts American Revolution as Clash of Personalities

Bunker-hill-Philbrick-review-2-24-2020By Dave Dentel

Can an event as violent and fraught with emotional turmoil as the American Revolution ever be examined in a way that does justice to both sides?

Nathaniel Philbrick certainly strives for this ambitious goal in Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution—the first book in his trilogy on the American War for Independence.

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Book Chronicles How Early Navy Embodied Constitution’s Defense of Common Rights

By Dave Dentel

In the campaign to ratify the U.S. Constitution, one argument advanced by proponents of the document is that it would create a stronger federal government better equipped to defend the nascent republic from foreign belligerents.

The prescience of this thesis is borne out in Ian W. Toll’s book, Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Foundation of the U.S. Navy.

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